Mar 24, 2020 • 1HR 31M

Jonah and Kevin's Excellent Adventure

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In “The Remnant," Jonah Goldberg, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Dispatch, syndicated columnist, best-selling author, and AEI/NRI Fellow enlists a “Cannonball Run”-style cast of stars, has-beens, and never-weres to address the most pressing issues of the day and of all-time. Is Western Civilization doomed? Is nationalism the wave of the future? Is the Pope Catholic? Will they ever find a new place to put cheese on a pizza? Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Who is hotter: Ginger or Mary-Ann? Was Plato really endorsing the Republic as the ideal state? Mixing history, pop culture, rank-punditry, political philosophy, and, at times, shameless book-plugging, Goldberg and guests will have the kinds of conversations we wish they had on cable-TV shout shows. And the nudity will (almost) always be tasteful.
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Kevin Williamson is a man of mystery: he’s an “Eisenhower libertarian,” he’s been accused of being a D.C. insider (he lives in Texas), and (most famously) he’s a former staff writer for The Atlantic even though they only gave him one byline before firing him. Life in Kevin’s Fortress of Solitude has stayed mostly the same - even in the midst of a pandemic. Lucky for us, that means he had time to talk to Jonah about his unique political perspective, the role of government in a crisis, and how his “libertoid” opinions help him solve those mysteries of his.

Show Notes:

-Kevin’s latest book, The Smallest Minority

-Kevin’s upcoming essay collection, Big White Ghetto

-The (massively underrated) Tyranny of Cliches

-Suicide of the West (now out in paperback!)

-Adhocracy, a favorite term of Jonah and Kevin’s

-Kevin’s The End is Near

-Kevin’s claim to being an “Eisenhower libertarian”

-Douglass North’s impenetrably brilliant Violence and Social Orders

-Obama’s second inaugural: “preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.”

-The unfortunately-named philosophical paradox, “Buridan’s Ass”

-Cleta Mitchell, releasing works for consumption by the populist masses

-Kevin’s The Case Against Trump

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